This year’s Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) Book Fair was a huge success, drawing more than 2,000 people to the Ferguson Forest Centre over the three days. The Book Fair had something for everyone, including a very popular kids tent, which President of the KYC board, Bruce Wehlau, hopes to repeat next year. KYC were also very pleased to be able to help find a home for many of the books in the Kemptville College’s catalogue, both during the Book Fair, and with a pre-event for College alumni and the North Grenville Historical Society.
Bruce says they are thrilled that they surpassed their fundraising target and raised $15,000 to help pay for the Centre’s operating costs. “[It] was very pleasing, as we had to forego other fundraisers this year, due to COVID-19,” he says.
KYC would like to thank all their sponsors, especially the Ferguson Forest Centre, which played host to the Book Fair. They are also very thankful to the volunteers who helped sort books and run the Book Fair, as well as those who made donations and bought books to support them.